World-class trombone soloist performs at NTU

On Thursday 17 November, one of the world’s finest trombone soloists and tutors, Don Lucas, performed in the Arkwright building’s beautifully renovated Old Chemistry Theatre.

On Thursday 17 November, one of the world’s finest trombone soloists and tutors, Don Lucas, performed in the Arkwright building’s beautifully renovated Old Chemistry Theatre. Don Lucas has performed in recitals around the world, including performances in Wigmore Hall, the JFK Center, and Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He has also been the recipient of many significant prizes, including the renowned Premier Prix at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Notably, he is the only brass musician ever to receive this prize.


The recital featured a varied programme including complicated and impressive trombone studies as well as lighter, humorous pieces which included some fancy dress! The penultimate piece featured the NTU Brass ensemble who accompanied the virtuoso trombone soloist in a moving performance of John Iverson’s famous arrangement of Londonderry Air.


Fourth year Product Design student and trumpeter, Ben Irwin, said “It was a brilliant experience to play alongside such a renowned soloist. His recital was really incredible – I’ve never heard a trombone soloist with such a beautiful tone.”

Have a look at photos from the evening on our Facebook page.

World-class trombone soloist performs at NTU

Published on 25 November 2016
  • Category: Culture; Music

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